U-203 was sunk by an aircraft from HMS Bitter and depth charges from HMS Pathfinder on April 25, 1943
American tanker Harry F. Sinclair (6,151 tons) afire after being torpedoed by U-203 seven miles south of Cape Lookout April 11, 1942.
The vessel was traveling from Houston to Norfolk escorted by the destroyer USS Herbert (DD-160) and a US Coast Guard vessel. Her cargo of gasoline and fuel oil exploded and burned fiercely. Four of her officers, including the Master and six crewmen died. 26 crewmembers were picked up several hours later by the Herbert and the British trawler HMS Hertfordshire (FY-176). On April 15, she was towed into Morehead City and subsequently to Baltimore where she was repaired and returned to service in 1943 as the Annibal.
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|Preliminary Report on the Interrogation of Survivors from U-203|
|Spot Item No. 76 Preliminary Report on Three Radio Ratings from U-203|
|Draft of the report of Interrogation of Survivors of U-203 (shows information derived from each POW)|
|Report on the Interrogation of Survivors of U-203|